Canada may be known for its cold winters and expansive landmasses, but it has so much more to offer than just maple syrup and good hockey. For this, look no further than Ontario, a Canadian province dotted with pristine lakes and forests. There are over 250,000 lakes in the regions north of Toronto, some lined cottages (as summer cabins are known in this part of the world) and some not yet inhabited.
All the lakes have their own unique personality — whether it’s windswept cliffs or deep, trout-rich waters — and each lake has something special to offer. The region attracts people from all over the world, and for good reason. On your visit to Toronto, take the time to spend a weekend on one of these unforgettable bodies of water. While it’s impossible to go wrong when choosing where to go, here are the top four lake regions north of Toronto.